The Dowty Sports & Social Club - Synopsis

The Dowty Sports & Social Club was formed for its employees.

Dowty Rotol Sports & Social Club was formed in 1960, it is still going today, and can be used by anyone. It can be found near the Safran site (which used to be the Rotol / Dowty Rotol site) in Staverton.

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Official opening of the Dowty Rotol Sports & Social Club at Staverton on 9th June 1960
In the picture: Sir George Dowty; Lord Hives; Cyril Lubey; Sir John Evetts

 

The club’s website is here.

Each Dowty site had their Sport & Social Club and all participated in a full range of sporting activities, with many social functions.

Arle Court Bowling Club

Football, Rugby, Cricket, Bowls, Judo, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Skittles, Billiards & Snooker, Badminton etc

Old Time and Modern Dancing, Disco, Children’s Parties

If you have any photographs or stories from the Dowty Sports and Social Club, please let us know!

Arle Court Sports & Social Clubhouse - Memorial Plaque
Ashchurch Sports & Social Club Membership Card
Official opening of the Dowty Rotol Sports & Social Club at Staverton on 9th June 1960 In the picture: Sir George Dowty; Lord Hives; Cyril Lubey; Sir John Evetts
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Rotol Sports & Social Membership Card 1953
Colin Manton

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